Sangria

Sangria is the quintessential summertime cocktail: it’s cool, refreshing and makes any occassion instantly festive. This red wine sangria recipe includes summer’s other most quintessential treat: Watermelon. There’s simply nothing better on a hot summer day than a ripe, juicy watermelon and a perfect glass of sangria! And don’t fret yourself into a sweat, either–the recipe is super easy-peasy you can practically make it from your lounge chair. Salud!

Serves 4-6

1 bottle of organic or Fair Trade red wine
1 cup of 4 Copas tequila
1/2 a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup of fresh squeezed organic lime juice
1/2 a cup of brown organic sugar
Sliced watermelon to taste
 
Serve in a hollowed out watermelon for the perfect summer wedding or cocktail party!                                                                                                                                                  

Recipe courtesy of GreenBrideGuide, the nation’s No. 1 green wedding resource was launched in 2009 by environmental lawyer Kate L. Harrison after her book The Green Bride Guide: How To Plan An Earth-Friendly Wedding On Any Budget became a best-seller in the wedding category. (Sourcebooks, 2008)

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